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When I was a kid, they used to call Miami Beach the “sun and fun capital of the world.” Well move over, Miami. The Outer Banks deserves that moniker today. Over the past couple of decades, North Carolina’s Outer Banks has become so cool, it’s ... more

Mar 11, 2016 4:04 PM TRAVEL

Like the tides receding from the shoreline, cooling seasonal temperatures slowly empty out beach resorts. Yet these summertime hot spots have a beauty that never disappears, in aesthetics or activities. In Wilmington, North Carolina, the... more

Nov 18, 2015 11:40 AM TRAVEL

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Tuna ceviche from Café Pamlico. Courtesy of Café Pamlico

I’d never considered the Outer Banks to be a great culinary Mecca. On numerous annual family vacations, my dining had almost totally been limited to preparing meals in our rental home. When we did choose a local restaurant, generally we ordered... more

Jul 14, 2015 2:49 PM TRAVEL

Horseback Riding

Photo courtesy of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks is more than just miles of crowded beaches and congested gift shops. This 200-mile stretch of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast is home to secluded alcoves and remote hideaways that are often overlooked by visitors. more

May 13, 2014 1:32 PM TRAVEL

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